Medical marijuana proposal could appear on November ballot

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 5, 2015, a marijuana plant grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. The crop is coming in at Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of two manufacturers who will be supplying the state's medical marijuana. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Ballot Board certified the proposed constitutional amendment known as the “Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Amendment” as a single ballot issue Thursday.

The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office says petitioners will now need to collect 305,591 signatures, or 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2014, in order to place the issue on the ballot.

Signatures must also be gathered from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties for the measure to be placed on the ballot.

In order to make the November ballot, signatures must be submitted by July 6. Those signatures will then need to be validated. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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